Kevin Thomas Flatow, of Westport and Norwalk CT, died unexpectedly at home on March 25, 2021. He was 47 years old.
Kevin grew up in Chestnut Hill and moved to Westport, CT at 14. He was a 1992 graduate of Staples High School, where he Captained the Varsity Ice Hockey team, and a 1996 graduate of Curry College in Milton, MA. Kevin enjoyed a robust and successful career with the healthcare firm True Benefit. He was an avid men’s league ice hockey player, youth hockey coach and scheduler with Darien Youth Hockey Association.
Kevin’s greatest accomplishment and love, however, was his son William. They were truly best friends who always looked out for one another. He cherished every hockey game, every flag football game and every round of golf with his son and favorite partner, Will.
Like his maternal grandfather, Kevin was naturally mechanical. At an early age he could take apart a lawnmower engine and put it back together – and then proceed to throw said engine on a go-cart and fly up and down the street. Kevin was a neat freak. So much so that when he and younger brother Brendan shared a room he divided it with tape so he could keep his side clean. Kevin was profoundly social and his positive, gregarious presence was immediately felt everywhere he went. Kevin loved to travel, especially when it was with family to Ireland, Canada, Florida, Avalon and Nantucket.
A kind, sincere and big-hearted man, a dedicated and committed uncle, brother, son and most importantly Dad, his indomitable spirit and infectious ready smile, constant phone calls, trademark whistle and genuine love of family and friends will sustain us all forever.
He is survived by his beloved son William Flatow, his devoted parents Margaret Mary Elliott and Peter Flatow and stepmother Jackie Flatow, siblings Brian Flatow (Eleanor), Kelly Flatow, and Brendan Flatow (Krissie ), three loving nieces Claire, Grace and Bridget Flatow, and three adoring nephews Brendan, Connor and Kieran Flatow. In addition, he will be truly missed by the extended Elliott and Flatow families.